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Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Greyhound being auctioned by BAT
« on: May 22, 2017, 22:14:54 »
There's a Greyhound currently being auctioned by Bringatrailer in California .  Here's the link.

   I just posted some links on the Vintage, PVT and 2 Litre Forum to many AC photos "recently made available" on-line at the National Motor Museum. These photos (5000 of them) were taken by Bill Brunell who was the co-pilot to Victor Bruce in the AC that won the 1926 Monte Carlo Rally. This web site also has may pictures of later ACs as well.

I just ran across this link to many old photos of vintage cars that have been made available on-line. The photographer of these recently released photos was the co-pilot of Victor Bruce in the AC that won the 1926 Monte Carlo Rally. If you do a search for AC on the referenced website, you will find many photos of 1920's and 30's ACs (and many later ACs). The second link should take you directly to the website with the photos. The overall number of photos available on this website appears to be vast.

General Forum / Daytona Coupe Article in Classic Motorsports Mag
« on: August 02, 2012, 06:05:34 »
There’s a 9 page article on the development and race history of the Cobra Daytona Coupe in the September issue of Classic Motorsports Magazine written by none other than Peter Brock. Good article and lots of period pictures. Btw – Peter also has a one page column in each issue of this mag.

Here’s a link to an Aceca featured in a couple of chase scenes out of a 1965 French Movie. Does anyone know anything about this movie or the chassis No. of this car? Better yet, where it now?

Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Aceca Antenna
« on: June 16, 2011, 06:46:12 »
The antenna on my Aceca broke off where the shaft meets the base. This I believe can be fixed; however, the flathead slot for the screw at the pivot point was deformed and could not be tightened or loosened so it needed to be drilled out. I see two solutions:
   1.  Does anyone know of where I can get a replacement antenna? New old stock / used / from another car of the era that used the same antenna. Can anyone name some other cars that used the same antenna?
   2.  Does anyone have an old broken antenna with a good pivot screw that I can use to piece my antenna back together?
   Any help to resolve this issue would be greatly appreciated.  My poor Aceca looks out of place with her stinger missing. [:(]

I just ran across this AC Workshop Manual for the Bristol Engine (100C, 100D, & 100D2) & Gearbox (two types). I recall someone was looking for one recently. Here's the link on e-bay.

Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Source for an ACECA Radio
« on: June 30, 2009, 22:01:46 »
The interior on my ACECA is progressing and I am now hunting for a radio to fill the opening. I have been doing some searching on the web and have found some reproduction radios (mainly copies of Ford and Chevy Radio’s from the 50’s and 60’s) and they seem expensive…up to $500 or more. I have also found reference to web sites offering restored radios from the period (Becker Mexico’s and Blaupunkt) also at a cost of $500 - $600 in restored condition. I would like to go with something that looks original but I’m not sure that I want a restored 60’s radio (with tubes and all). I would prefer to be able to plug in my iPod (or use a FM transmitter to connect the iPod) and have the reliability of a modern radio (that looks old).
   Does anyone have an idea on what types of radios were used on the Acecas originally? I am sure it varied or might have been the buyer’s choice. And…can anyone provide any suggestions on where to source a modern radio (made to look old) or possibly a source for a reliable period radio with a FM band?

428 Frua Forum / SS Headers for 1963 hipo 289
« on: April 25, 2008, 04:07:12 »
I own a 1956 Aceca that was fitted with a high performance (hipo) 289 in 1963. I am having some restoration work done on the car and the cost for custom made SS headers is high. Does anyone know of a source for pre-maunfactured Stainless Steel headers that might fit with minor modifications. The configuration should be similar to the original 289 cobras.

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